Easy homemade peanut butter!

My whole life changed today. I'll never forget it, and things will never, ever, be the same.

I've been meaning to try this recipe for homemade peanut butter for a long time now, but it just seems like it always got put to the back of my ever growing "to make" list. 

Today was the day. 

I don't have my food processor with me in Alaska, it's back at the farm, so I used my blender, which kinda worked, but honestly I'd use a food processor. I was left with a peanut butter that was part creamy with some chunky in it - which I adore, so it worked for me. But this would be good either way, chunky, smooth, a mixture of both. You really just can't go wrong.

In this peanut butter there is peanuts, honey, and a teeny bit of oil. 

That's it. I used salted peanuts, so I didn't add any, but you can add salt to your taste. Don't get me wrong, I love Skippy. But what amazed me from my first taste of this homemade peanut butter was - it tastes even better and it's sweet, way sweeter than I thought it would be. All thanks to the wonder that is honey. You can make it as sweet as you'd like - or not by adding the honey to your taste. 

If I was a kid, I would eat this. I don't think they'd have a clue it wasn't the super sugary store bought version. 

I don't think I can buy peanut butter anymore, not only is it so easy to make, it's so darned good I want to just keep eating it with a spoon. 

Easy homemade peanut butter

You need:

2 1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts
4 Tbs (I used less, about 2) of grapeseed oil
2 Tbs of honey (I used about 2 1/2 to 3)
Salt to taste

How to:

Place peanuts into a food processor. Turn on and let run until the peanuts are well ground and resemble coarse wet sand. Slowly pour in the oil. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl and replace the lid. As the food processor is running, slowly add in the honey to your taste, and then the salt, if needed.

Store in an airtight jar in the fridge, just let it sit out a few minutes before using so it softens up. 

For chunky- process less, or add in 1/2 cup or so of chopped peanuts. 

Seriously, how easy is this? 

Hardly even a mess to clean up. 

And you are left with amazing peanut butter. Try it. It might change your life too. 

It comes highly recommend from my blog editors! 


jaz@octoberfarm said…
you guys are so cute! i posted your naan today! i make homemade peanut butter all the time and love it!
CrankyPuppy said…
What do you think the storage life of this is? (Not that it would last more than 2 days in my house!)
Dee said…
I have recently discovered homemade peanut butter and we love it - no more store bought for us!
it must be good, cause you know those blog editors are hard to please!
Mary Ann said…
Donna, that is the BEST picture you have EVER featured on your blog!
Kathy said…
I have a question. Do you know why the recipe calls for grapeseed oil instead of peanut oil?
luckybunny said…
I believe it's due to the very mild taste Kathy - but I forgot to add, I used EV olive oil and I thought it tasted great with that.

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